Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread - reviews, pictures, sizing, etc...

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  1. Shouldaville

    Shouldaville Senior member

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    Thanks...the right one was the most dried out, and now actually has a deeper than the left.
     


  2. Shouldaville

    Shouldaville Senior member

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    Thanks. Even the 7 may work for you. I have an old split toe Hancock that feels like it has just as much room in the toe area as the Bradley.
     


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    I have long wide feet and a high instep and the 3 last actually fits me very well. The 5 is okay, but not perfect.
     


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    Still thinking about the price to quality ratio and I was wondering how many people here pay full-price for Allen Edmonds. I have 14 pair of AE's. Of that total I paid full price for 5 of them (Walnut shell Daltons, Cappucchino shell Dundees, Brown Neumora, Brown Suede Cambridge, and Brown calf Fifth Street boot). The others were sourced through outlets and 2 pair were purchased from ebay.

    I did get lucky several years back when AE put the shell Bradleys on their website for $250 for a few hours. I ordered and they honored it but I don't count those as being full price.


    edit: As an addendum to this I have 7 pair of Aldens, 5 in shell, 1 in calf, and 1 in suede. I paid full price for all of them.
     
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    tifosi Tire Kicker

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    I have only paid full price for my two upcoming MTO. And in all honesty, if AE wasn't waiving the MTO fee, I probably wouldn't have ordered them.

    Like you, Pastor, I have 7 pair of Aldens, 6 shell and 1 calf. I paid full price for all of them.
     


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    I paid full price for all my AEs. Presently, I only get to spend a few weeks at a time in the US/NYC and that is when I buy my shoes. I don't have the luxury of waiting for a sale to happen or returning any of the shoes that I don't like, so I go to a regular store, choose the pairs that I like (in the exact size that I like) and get them from there. On my last trip (last month), I ended up getting 3 pairs.
     
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    Of my seven pair I paid full price for only the Wilberts -- the rest were obtained as closeouts, on sale, NOS eBay, or my fee-waived custom MacNeils. The curse and blessing of really oddly-sized feet is that when I do come across 14AA shoes they're usually marked way down; my three pair of shell altogether came in under $1k.

    That said, if I were filling a glaring hole in my rotation (at this point only opera pumps and a black shell split-toe boot with a lugged sole - if only the Portland's 333 last existed in my size...), I'd jump at the chance to pay full price.
     


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    I have ten pairs, 3 are seconds I just bought yesterday with the labor day sale, 2 I bought on ebay, the rest were random sales(Nordstrom, the local AE store). None at full retail.
     
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    Actually, both of them where just kidding around.
     


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    Nice. Did you pick these up as seconds? I'm looking for a suede chukka.

    Are all of these made on the 2 last? I tried a pair of Sanderson recently and didn't have too much luck so I returned them. Are the Saunders on the same last?
     


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    The hell, when did they stoart offering these as a webgem!?
     


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    Good catch, those are gorgeous... especially with that sole.
     


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    Cold Iron, yes I would love to see a side by side picture if it's possible. My issue here are 2 things. From a functional perspective, I have a narrow foot and low instep. The higher vamp lets the shoe envelope my foot much better. From an aesthetic point of view, I normally wear slim pants. If the vamp is short, then I think it may show my ankles which would be unsightly. It sounds like the difference is negligible. If you can confirm that as well, that would be awesome.

    Thanks!
     


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    I've got quite a few AE's and I've never paid full price, unless you include the MTO Neumoks for $199 (a STEAL)

    Model Place Bought Price Full Retail
    Montecito 6pm.com
    $99​
    $250​
    Neumok AE (webgem)
    $199​
    $275​
    Finch ShoeBank
    $175​
    $295​
    Elgin ShoeBank
    $175​
    $295​
    Townley AE Cleveland
    $299​
    $595​
    Port Washington Amazon.com
    $59​
    $175​
    Park Ave BB ShoeBank
    $129​
    $368​
    Strand ShoeBank
    $129​
    $345​
    Total
    $1,264​
    $2,598​


    Holy smokes that means I've spent $1264 on shoes in the past 12 months that would normally cost at full price $2598.

    So that means I'm right at almost 51.35% off.

    That doesn't include the eBay purchases of Alden and my Shoe Mart field trip that cost me $399.
     


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    Let's see, I think I have 13 pairs of AE's. Of those I paid full price for 3 of them (MTO walnut shell Kenilworth, burg shell Bradley, Elgin). 4 are seconds, 1 from Nordstrom Rack, 1 from ebay, and the rest were discounted firsts.

    I don't think I'm that inclined to pay the $345 or so retail price for AE's now because it's close enough to some brands with much higher quality (Carmina, Alfred Sargent, etc.) that the price/quality ratio is a little diminished. And also it's so easy to get AE's on sale, it's kind of hard to pay full price for them.

    I had 9 (now 8) pairs of Aldens and paid full price for 4 of them. The ones I got on sale or discounted still cost much more than the on sale/discounted AE's though.
     


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